Ready to kill and get killed for cow, says BJP MP

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NEW DELHI: Known for making controversial statements, BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj on Tuesday said they (he and his allies) are ready to kill and get killed in order to protect cows from slaughter. The BJP MP said, “We won’t remain silent if somebody tries to kill our mother. We are ready to kill and get killed.”

Sakshi Maharaj also said that the double standards of the Uttar Pradesh government have been exposed.

According to an IBN report, hitting out at Samajwadi Party, Sakshi Maharaj said, “Azam Khan is a Pakistani. He has faith in Pakistan’s political force. He calls Bharat Mata ‘witch’.

The report also said that the MP slammed Akhilesh Yadav for giving Rs 45 lakh as compensation to Akhlaq’s family and nothing to the two girls who were raped and murdered in Unnao.

A day ago, Uttar Pradesh Minority Welfare and Urban Development Minister Azam Khan said that he would take the issue of rampant communal violence in India to the United Nations and also appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to stop those who are spreading violence and communalism across the country.

On September 29, Mohmad Akhlaq was dragged out of his home and stoned to death on a village street after a public announcement from the local temple that the family had slaughtered a calf and eaten its meat.

While Aqlakh died, his 22-year-old son Danish is battling for life at a hospital following two brain surgeries. The police has arrested eight persons and detained a Homeguard for questioning after the local temple priest alleged that he was forced to make the announcement.

Meanwhile, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has condemned the lynching incident, saying such incidents hurt the country’s image.

“India is a mature society. We need to rise above these kinds of incidents because they certainly don’t give a good name as far as the country is concerned,” he told after a lecture at Columbia University on Monday. Agencies

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